Asia Pacific Family Medicine award goes to article on care for chronic illness in Australian general practice

The Lyn Clearihan Award for the Best Paper has recently been
awarded to the authors of the following article in Asia Pacific Family

Care for
chronic illness in Australian general practice – focus groups of chronic
disease self-help groups over 10 years: implications for chronic care systems
Carmel M Martin,
Chris Peterson, Rowena Robinson and Joachim P Sturmberg

The award, which
aims to raise the standard of primary care research, was presented at the recent WONCA Asia Pacific regional conference in
June.  Research articles published in Asia
Pacific Family Medicine
were considered for the award with the winner being
decided by a panel of experts made up of Prof Bee-Horng Lue, Prof John Campbell Murdoch of and Dr
Somjit Prueksaritanond.

Lyn Clearihan
recently stepped down as co-Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Family Medicine
having been instrumental in the founding of the journal.  The award in her name will be presented at
future WONCA Asia Pacific regional conferences, with the next being in Cebu, the
Philippines in February 2011.

Asia Pacific Family Medicine aims to provide a forum
for the dissemination of high quality regional research and enhance the
standards of family medicine by focusing on best practice.  The journal is the official journal of the
Asia Pacific Region of WONCA and is currently inviting submissions for a
thematic series on ‘The expanding role of family medicine in medical

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